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March 7th, 2023

Share Your Story: Kim Hamer

  1. Share Your Story: Kim Hamer Cancer U 51:25

  • 03:06: Our marriage was very yin-yang; we were very opposite to each other.
  • 04:40: My daughter had been hit by a car in front of us.
  • 06:24: I think you have cancer.
  • 08:06: Unfortunately, the cancer came back a little less than two years later.
  • 09:56: He was the kindest, gentlest, firm disciplinarian.
  • 12:18: The cancer was back, and he died four months later.
  • 14:38: Anything is too big a word. It just expands too much.
  • 18:36: Is there gas in your car?
  • 22:10: I was scared to lose him.
  • 24:34: I love that picture of him because he was most happy with us.
  • 26:25: We met in a cave.
  • 30:13: What was your worst moment?
  • 31:41: It was a movie moment, except there was a lot of snot coming out of our noses.
  • 32:09: The second hardest moment was my husband did give us the grace to say goodbye.
  • 35:44: I can’t promise you that I’m gonna be here.
  • 37:30: What is one thing you wish you had known at the beginning of Art’s cancer journey?
  • 40:20: I wish I had been able to help his boss, the team, and him navigate that more cleanly.
  • 43:16: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why?
  • 44:38: Thriver Rapid Fire
  • 46:40: What’s one resource that you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers?

Andrea Wilson Woods is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy. For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories.

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